How far does a sneeze really travel? Cutting edge research revealed the science of snot

June 4, 2016

Researchers in the US are studying the effects of sneezing by using special cameras to analyse how they spread microbes. Do you cover your mouth when you sneeze? You might want to start after watching this particular video. Led by mathematician (and “fluid dynamicist”) Lydia Bourouiba, the team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) record each sneeze in slow-mo detail. The cameras are running at thousands of frames per…